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OBJECTIVES & CURRICULUM

GOALS expeditions are intentionally structured to have profound impacts on participants of all ages. 

Our differentiated journals incorporate activities that lead to individual growth and group camaraderie. 

Class I programs are designed for participants aged 10-13, and focus primarily on creating connections with their peers.  Class II programs are designed for participants aged 12-17, and focus primarily on creating connections with the planet.  Class III programs are designed for participants aged 16+, and focus primarily on creating connections with self

Although the activities and objectives vary in Class I, II, and III expeditions, every GOALS program is centered around a 4-step growth process of searching, navigating, reflecting, and believing. 

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WHO DOES GOALS SERVE?

Everyone need GOALS, and the planet needs more GOALS graduates. 

GOALS programs are available to every adventurous soul age 10 and up.  We believe that the transformational growth that results from participating in a wilderness river expedition must be available to anyone - regardless of socioeconomic class, gender, religion, zip code, etc. 

In order to make this possible, GOALS operates three distinct divisions - general youth programs, GOALS outreach, and adult/specialty.  Each division has a unique objective, but all are centered around the GOALS mission of connecting, inspiring, and empowering people through wilderness river expeditions. 

Since our founding, no interested child has been unable to participate in a GOALS program due to financial limitations.  We intend to keep that streak alive.

THE GOALS FAMILY

GOALS programs can only be as excellent as the people who make them happen. 

These people are much more than guides.  These are the 1%.  They are the people you look up to for identifying the direction their inner compass was headed - then following it.  Their calloused hands, strong shoulders, and collections of campfire stories have been built by years of experience.  In many cases, they're mentoring kids through GOALS because someone did the same for them as an adolescent - and it changed their life.  In some cases, they've come up through our programs as teens only to turn around and lead them as young adults. 

They are professional, knowledgeable, and caring.  They do far more than lead GOALS programs - they inspire, educate, empower, and lead - and they love every minute of it.  Their spirit is palpable - and contagious.  These are the incredible people we learn from, work with, and emulate. 

This is the team that makes the magic happen.  We are blessed to call them our family.